Palgrave series in Islamic theology, law, and history.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: The Concept of sunna and Its Status in Islamic Law / Adis Duderija 1. The Concept of sunna based on the Analysis of sira and Historical Works from the First Three Centuries of Islam / Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort 2. Uṣūl al-sunna: The Tenets of Islamic Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy According to the Traditionalists (Ahl al-ḥadīth) / Ahmet Temel 3. The Concept of sunna in Muʻtailite Thought / Usman Ghani 4. The Sunnification of Ḥadīth and the Hadithificaiton of sunna / Aisha Y. Musa 5. The Concept of sunna in Ibāḍī School / Ersilia Francesca 6. The Concept of sunna in Early and Medieval Ḥanafism / Ali Altaf Mian 7. The Concept of sunna in Early Shāfiʻī Madhhab / Gavin N. Picken 8. From Tradition to Institution: sunna in the Early Ḥanbali School / Harith bin Ramli 9. Sunna in the Ẓāhirī Madhhab / Amr Osman 10. The Relative Status of Ḥadīth and sunna of Legal Authority vis-à-vis the Qurʼān in Muslim Modernist Thought / Adis Duderija.
"How exactly are the various proponents of contemporary Muslim reformist thought employing the concept of Maqasid al Shari'a for the purposes of their reformist agenda? How useful or effective is the concept of Maqasid Al Shari'a, understood as both as a classical legal hermeneutical construct developed by premodern Islamic legal theoreticians, as well as its contemporary re-conceptualizations in meeting the challenges Muslim reformist thought is responding and seeking to find solutions to ? This volume is unique in critically examining the employment of maqasid al shari'a in contemporary Muslim reformist thought in relation to number of specific philosophical, legal, ethical, social and political issues"-- Provided by publisher. "The concept of Sunna, as one of the two normative fountainheads of the Islamic tradition, has fundamental importance in understanding nearly all of the branches of Islamic knowledge including Islamic law and politics. This book equips us with a comprehensive overview of the nature and the scope of the concept of Sunna both in pre-modern and modern Islamic discussions on the topic. In this context the discussion often focuses on the conceptual, epistemological and hermeneutical relationship between the concepts of Sunna and that of concept of a sound (sahih) hadith as understood in various Sunni madhahib as well as in early Islamic history and theology"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.